Native Liberty

Author: Gerald Vizenor
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803226217
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Gerald Vizenor was a journalist for the Minneapolis Tribune when he discovered that his direct ancestors were the editor and publisher of The Progress, the first Native newspaper on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota. Vizenor, inspired by the kinship of nineteenth century Native journalists, has pursued a similar sense of resistance in his reportage, editorial essays, and literary art. Vizenor reveals in Native Liberty the political, poetic, visionary, and ironic insights of personal identity and narratives of cultural sovereignty. He examines singular acts of resistance, natural reason, literary practices, and other strategies of survivance that evade and subvert the terminal notions of tragedy and victimry. Native Liberty nurtures survivance and creates a sense of cultural and historical presence. Vizenor, a renowned Anishinaabe literary scholar and artist, writes in a direct narrative style that integrates personal experiences with original presentations, comparative interpretations, and critiques of legal issues and historical situations.

Imagic Moments

Author: Lee Schweninger
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820345148
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In Indigenous North American film Native Americans tell their own stories and thereby challenge a range of political and historical contradictions, including egregious misrepresentations by Hollywood. Although Indians in film have long been studied, especially as characters in Hollywood westerns, Indian film itself has received relatively little scholarly attention. In Imagic Moments Lee Schweninger offers a much-needed corrective, examining films in which the major inspiration, the source material, and the acting are essentially Native. Schweninger looks at a selection of mostly narrative fiction films from the United States and Canada and places them in historical and generic contexts. Exploring films such as Powwow Highway, Smoke Signals, and Skins, he argues that in and of themselves these films constitute and in fact emphatically demonstrate forms of resistance and stories of survival as they talk back to Hollywood. Self-representation itself can be seen as a valid form of resistance and as an aspect of a cinema of sovereignty in which the Indigenous peoples represented are the same people who engage in the filming and who control the camera. Despite their low budgets and often nonprofessional acting, Indigenous films succeed in being all the more engaging in their own right and are indicative of the complexity, vibrancy, and survival of myriad contemporary Native cultures.

Native Games

Author: Chris Hallinan
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781905916
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Research on Indigenous participation in sport offers many oppertunities to better understand the political issues of equality, empowerment, self-determination and protection of culture and identity. This volume compares and conceptualises the sociological significance of Indigenous sports in different international contexts. The contributions, all written by Indigenous scholars and those working directly in Indigenous/Native Studies units, provide unique studies of contemporary experiences of Indigenous sports participation. The papers investigate current understandings of Indigeneity found to circulate throughout sports, sports organisations and Indigenous communities. by (1): situating attitudes to racial and cultural difference within the broader sociological processes of post colonial Indigenous worlds (2): interrogating perceptions of Indigenous identity with reference to contemporary theories of identity drawn from Indigenous Studies and (3): providing insight to increased Indigenous participation, empowerment and personal development through sport with reference to sociological theory.

The White Earth Nation

Author: Gerald Vizenor
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803244657
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The White Earth Nation of Anishinaabeg Natives ratified a new constitution in 2009, the first indigenous democratic constitution, on a reservation in Minnesota. Many Native constitutions were written by the federal government, and with little knowledge of the people and cultures. The White Earth Nation set out to create a constitution that reflected its own culture. The resulting document provides a clear Native perspective on sovereignty, independent governance, traditional leadership values, and the importance of individual and human rights. This volume includes the text of the Constitution of the White Earth Nation; an introduction by David E. Wilkins, a legal and political scholar who was a special consultant to the White Earth Constitutional Convention; an essay by Gerald Vizenor, the delegate and principal writer of the Constitution of the White Earth Nation; and articles first published in Anishinaabeg Today by Jill Doerfler, who coordinated and participated in the deliberations and ratification of the Constitution. Together these essays and the text of the Constitution provide direct insight into the process of the delegate deliberations, the writing and ratification of this groundbreaking document, and the current constitutional, legal, and political debates about new constitutions.

Understanding Gerald Vizenor

Author: Deborah L. Madsen
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Winner of the 1988 American Book Award for his novel Griever: An American Monkey King in China, Gerald Vizenor is a radical, even revolutionary, voice among of contemporary Native American writers. Deborah L. Madsen offers a comprehensive overview of Vizenoras work in all literary genres, including poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction, as she explores the themes, images, and stylistic devices that define Vizenoras challenging and significant body of work. In his critique of corporate greed and environmental devastation, of political incompetence and self-interest, and of the modern culture of simulation, celebrity and hype, Vizenor consistently proves himself to be unafraid to prod and provoke his audience. He can also be a difficult writer for new readers, due to his use of an idiosyncratic vocabulary and the ironic, oppositional, or deconstructive stance he adopts in texts that resist easy comprehension. Madsen offers here points of entrance for scholars, students, and general readers into the complex vocabulary and vision of Vizenoras work. Madsen begins by addressing the key contexts within which Vizenoras work can be interpreted: his biography, the Anishinaabe tribal context of his thought, and the contemporary postmodern intellectual environment within which he writes. Madsen also explores her subjectas neologisms, the complex lexicon he invents to convey his view of Native America. From there, she highlights Vizenoras achievements in each of the major literary genres in which he writesa journalism, tribal history, cultural criticism, poetry, drama, and fictionafocusing on representative texts in each instance to provide detailed readings of Vizenoras distinctive style and language.

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Native American Survivance Memory And Futurity

Author: Birgit Däwes
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315452200
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"This volume brings together some of the most distinguished experts on Vizenor's work from Europe and the United States."--Provided by publisher.

Literary Chance

Author: Gerald Vizenor
Publisher: Universitat de València
ISBN: 8437083737
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Gerald Vizenor és l'autor indi nord-americà més important d'aquests moments i el que més obres ha publicat. Poeta, assagista, novel·lista, periodista, professor, activista compromés i crític aferrissat de la política racial discriminatòria nord-americana, ha dedicat i continua dedicant la seua vida a estudiar, explorar i redefinir la història passada i present dels nadius nord-americans en la que una vegada fou la seua terra. Autor prolífic 'amb més de trenta títols publicats' i extraordinàriament innovador, ha rebut nombrosos premis i reconeixements. El tret que distingeix la seua producció literària és la unicitat de temes i motius que la recorren amb un estil profundament personal que fon prosa, poesia i assaig sota un denominador comú: el d'un llenguatge on les fronteres entre gèneres desapareixen i donen pas a una literatura única que ben bé es podria encunyar com a vizenoriana. Literary Chance: Essays on Native American Survivance recull quinze assajos en els quals l'autor aprofundeix en com el llenguatge ha creat la imatge del que és l'indi nord-americà; un simulacre que Vizenor tracta de desfer amb un nou vocabulari que pose de manifest aquesta invenció i representació des de la simulació.